American Ambulance of Visalia was originally established in 1979 as a new Visalia operation for Fresno-based American Ambulance. The services was located at 1122 East Mineral King Avenue here in Visalia. Mr. Cooper served as manager of the operation until 1981, when he returned to Fresno to serve as Chief Executive Officer for American Ambulance in Fresno. In the mid-1980’s, American Ambulance of Visalia opened up a new station at 2211 West Whitendale to serve the south and west portions of the community with quicker service.
In October 1988, Mr. Cooper and family acquired the Visalia operation and established the company as American Ambulance of Visalia. In December of of 1993, American Ambulance of Visalia needed more room for personnel, office staff, training and storage. The new location chosen was the current office and Station 1 location at 2017 East Noble Avenue.
Today, operating out of four stations, American Ambulance of Visalia continues to work hard for the communities it serves by continually review8ing the needs and services provided, maintaining an emphasis on training and education and supporting the essential foundation of the company, its personnel, by providing competitive wages and benefits.